How do you define "hippie"?

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Hari, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. lotuswraps

    lotuswraps Member

    free spirit
  2. Hope_B

    Hope_B Member

    peace & love
  3. enlightenment

    enlightenment Member

    universal love. (everything else follows.)
  4. Strange Days

    Strange Days Member

    I think a hippie is basically a person who wants peace and love in the world...if everybody was a hippie the world would be a much better place.
  5. you cant define it man.. it just is.
  6. The_Walrus

    The_Walrus Sgt. Pepper

    It's kind of hard to define, as people have basically stated.

    However, I usually think that a hippie is a person who appreciates things (nature, people, music, art, etc.). I don't think that drugs or clothes or politics really have a lot to do with 'being' a hippie - it's just kind of a way of thinking.
  7. Maanling

    Maanling Member

    Nah; I don't like drugs.. never did it, probably never will.. I hate the thought of losing control of myself. It scares me. I don't like drinking either (and don't like the taste of alcohol). And still I can say I'm a hippie right?
  8. Hari

    Hari Art thou Art

    Only if you still take opium and messes up your hips.
  9. crazylegs

    crazylegs Member

    The hope of the human race.
  10. Maanling

    Maanling Member

    hugging trees.. I mean.. you gotta hug tha trees right?
  11. Hari

    Hari Art thou Art

    Trees need love too.
  12. sublime94

    sublime94 Banned

    Alotta cats call me a hippie, but im really just me. Hippy is the establishments way of heaping every individual into a subcategory, just doing secretarial buissness to the people.
  13. freedom_60'

    freedom_60' Member

  14. wildflower16

    wildflower16 Member

    you can't, people have tried.
    but if you define hippie, its ironic.
    because one of the more prominent characteristics of hippies is no labeling or stereotyping.
    and if you say a hippie is ______, you're stereotyping and generalizing.
    a hippie can be anyone, even if they dont wear bellbottoms and peace signs.
    its more like a state of mind and lifestyle, rather than a type of person.
    now, a gangster or rocker can be defined, but even then, not entirely.
    because everyone is just different.
  15. rebelfight420

    rebelfight420 Banned

  16. Hari

    Hari Art thou Art


    Oh wait you meant define, not spell.
  17. Hajni

    Hajni Member

    it's green and light :sunny:
  18. memelord

    memelord Member

    ...are post war baby boomers who got tuned in, turned on and dropped out when the economy in the 60s allowed them to pursue idealistic notions of freedom and love. Some were radicalised by the events in Vietnam, the human rights movements and the reactionary forces of big capital and government in Washington. Most got back on the capitalist bandwaggon and have or are about to cash in their pensions.
  19. dixie_pixy

    dixie_pixy HighMandi

    Speaking the Truth
  20. Freewheelin Franklin

    Freewheelin Franklin Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    How would I define "hippie"? Probably by using a Webster's dictionary.

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